Cover

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Title Page, Series Page, Copyright Page

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Contents

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Abbreviations

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xiv

Completing this project has put me in a reflective mode, awed at the way life’s disparate threads meet. Although this endeavor began as a dissertation at the University of Minnesota, my interest in Spain had its roots in my superb Spanish...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-12

At the end of a research year in Spain in 2000 – 2001, which produced the bulk of the research for this book, I spent some time in the archives in Rome and then Turin. While in Turin, I discovered that a trip to Chambery’s archive...

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Chapter One: The Years at the University of Salamanca

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pp. 13-60

Medieval universities had their origin in the cathedral schools, or studia, of the central Middle Ages, and in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries official documents still referred to them by this term. Whereas the earlier universities...

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Chapter Two: Contact, Conversations, and Conversion

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pp. 61-94

In his old age, Juan de Segovia held a view of Muslims that was remarkably sympathetic and counted a prominent Muslim scholar, Yça Gidelli, among his correspondents. Although he wanted Muslims to be converted, he was adamant that...

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Chapter Three: The Basel Years

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pp. 95-128

Juan Alfonso de Segovia did not merely attend the Council of Basel: he was one of its most active members. Respected at Salamanca already, at Basel he earned an international reputation and became one of Europe’s leading intellectuals. He served...

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Chapter Four: Converting Fellow Christians

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pp. 129-174

The next two chapters examine Juan de Segovia’s main preoccupation after Basel, in the final years of his life. During this time, he concerned himself with polemic on two fronts. One line of argument was directed against European...

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Chapter Five: Converting Muslims

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pp. 175-222

Juan de Segovia was not content merely to reject war and other solutions to the Turkish problem. He offered a solution of his own, which involved persuading Muslims of the wrongness of their beliefs and telling them the truth about Christianity...

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Epilogue

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pp. 223-231

It is humbling to observe that Juan de Segovia, who was one of Europe’s finest intellects and who had personally known and addressed popes, kings, and emperors, had so little impact after death on the goals most important to him...

Appendix 1: Excerpt from Juan de Segovia, Repetitio de fide catholica

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pp. 232-237

Appendix 2: Excerpt from Juan de Segovia, De mittendo gladio divini Spiritus in corda sarracenorum

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pp. 238-251

Appendix 3: Excerpt from Juan de Segovia, Letter to Nicholas of Cusa, December 2, 1454

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pp. 252-261

Notes

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pp. 262-348

Bibliography

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pp. 349-366

Index

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pp. 367-375

About the Author, Back Cover

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